In development for more than four years, the VP series is Heckler & Koch's latest
handgun and the first striker fired HK since the renowned P7 series pistols were
introduced in the 1980s.
Experience gained by HK engineers with the recent P30 pistol had a direct
influence on the design of the VP series, but the VP series breaks new ground with its
integration of a unique striker firing system with an enhanced HK "light pull"
trigger. The net result is trigger quality unequaled in any production striker fired
The VP40 trigger surpasses those found on competitors. It has a short, light
take-up with a solid, single action type break followed by a short positive reset.
The VP40 uses HK's ergonomic handgun grip design that includes three
changeable backstraps and six side panels- accommodating all hand sizes.
Molded finger grooves in the front of the pistol's grip also instinctively position
an operator's hand for optimal shooting. Only HK handguns have such a
VP40 pistols have an extended Picatinny MIL-STD-1913 rail molded into its
polymer frame for mounting lights and accessories. The rail has been tested and
certified to handle mounted accessories up to 5.6 ounces.
The VP40's proprietary captive flat recoil spring helps reduce the recoil forces
effecting the operator and the handgun, improving shooter control during rapid
firing and prolonging component service life.
Mfg Item Num: M700040-A5
Category: FIREARMS - PISTOLS
Action :Browning type, modified linkless locking system
Barrel Length :4.1"
Capacity :13 + 1
Trigger :Striker Fired
Safety :firing pin block, trigger latch safety
Weight : 1.6 lbs
Trigger Pull: 5.4 Pounds
Trigger Travel: .24 in
Return Travel: .13 in